Guarana sets stakes record in Grade 1 Acorn S.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Three Chimneys Farm's Guarana turned in another brilliant performance in Saturday's $700,000 Acorn S. (G1), winning the one-mile contest for 3-year-old fillies by six lengths in a stakes record 1:33.58.

Making just her second career start after breaking her maiden by nearly 15 lengths at Keeneland on April 19, the homebred filly was even more impressive in Saturday's Acorn.

Made the post-time favorite over Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Serengeti Empress, Guarana was guided from the four-path to get close to the rail for the backstretch. Serengeti Empress set a blistering pace of :21.89 for the quarter-mile and :43.99 for the half. Guarana made her move for the lead mid-way on the turn, battling briefly with the pacesetter before drawing off to win with complete authority.

"She's brilliant, she reminds me a lot of her father," said trainer Chad Brown of the filly's sire, Ghostzapper, who was in Bobby Frankel's barn when Brown was his assistant.

Brown said he will confer with Three Chimneys owner Goncalo Borges Torrealba before deciding on Guarana's next start.  

The winner is out of Magical World, and is a half-sister to Three Chimney's 2-year-old filly Magic Dance, who was named a TDN Rising Star on Friday following her debut maiden special weight win at Churchill Downs.

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